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By 1985, Penn & Teller were receiving positive reviews for their Off Broadway show and Emmy Award-winning PBS special, Penn & Teller Go Public. In 1987, they began the first of two successful Broadway runs.

Penn & Teller to Return to Boston for First Time in a Decade, Jan. 24-25, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Penn & Teller will bring their irreverent brand of comedy and magic back to Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre in 2014. The post-modern bad boys of magic will play three performances only, on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Tickets go on public sale Friday, Oct. 4. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 9/17
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 21, 2012

Another week, another roundup! Today, we bring you a list of the most-read stories in our regional markets for the week of September 21. Browse over to your favorite far-away city/country to see what's making news, check out what productions are playing around the country and overseas and get to know new performers! Enjoy this virtual trek around the globe and stay tuned for next week's recap of regional not-to-be-missed news! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Penn & Teller Go Behind the Scenes at 'New(kd) Las Vegas' Haunted House for Halloween Horror Nights 22
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2012

Before Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 22 officially opens on Sept. 21, check out a behind-the-scenes look at the all-new, 3D haunted house, Penn & Teller's New(kd) Las Vegas', in the video below! (more...)

Penn & Teller Set For The King Center 2/9/2012
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 1988. Since that time, it has had a profound impact on the cultural and artistic landscape of Brevard County and Central Florida. (more...)

Penn Jillette to Discuss His Book, EVERY DAY IS AN ATHEIST HOLIDAY! in Toronto, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO(Marketwired - Oct. 23, 2013) - Penn Jillette, renowned magician from the Emmy Award winning Las Vegas show Penn & Teller, will discuss his latest book Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! in Toronto on Saturday, November 2nd at the MacLeod Auditorium at University of Toronto at 7:00PM. The event is hosted by the national educational charity Centre for Inquiry. (more...)

Penn and Teller Cancel November 8 Easton Appearance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Penn & Teller's November 8th appearance at the State Theatre in Easton, PA has been cancelled due to a TV scheduling conflict. There is no rescheduled date. (more...)

Penn & Teller Bring 35 Years of Magic & BS to the State 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

Conversations with Penn & Teller: 35 Years of Magic & BS!, an insightful evening of candid discussion, audience Q&A, video clips and some of Penn & Teller's classic magic tricks performed live, comes to the State Theatre in Easton on Tuesday, November 8th, 8 PM. (more...)

Penn & Teller Bring 35 Years of Magic & BS to the State 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

Conversations with Penn & Teller: 35 Years of Magic & BS!, an insightful evening of candid discussion, audience Q&A, video clips and some of Penn & Teller's classic magic tricks performed live, comes to the State Theatre in Easton on Tuesday, November 8th, 8 PM. (more...)

Penn and Teller Cancel November 8 Easton Appearance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2011

Penn & Teller's November 8th appearance at the State Theatre in Easton, PA has been cancelled due to a TV scheduling conflict. There is no rescheduled date. (more...)

Tix Now On Sale For Penn & Teller At NJPAC 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2011

Penn & Teller are set to appear at NJPAC this Sunday November 6th. (more...)

Tix Now On Sale For Penn & Teller At NJPAC 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Penn & Teller are set to appear at NJPAC this Sunday November 6th. (more...)

Penn Jillette Discusses His Book, EVERY DAY IS AN ATHEIST HOLIDAY! in Toronto Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2013

Penn Jillette, renowned magician from the Emmy Award winning Las Vegas show Penn & Teller, will discuss his latest book Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! in Toronto today, November 2nd at the MacLeod Auditorium at University of Toronto at 7:00PM. The event is hosted by the national educational charity Centre for Inquiry. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Penn and Teller Guest on Syfy's NAKED VEGAS
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Below, check out a sneak peek of the new Syfy series Naked Vegas, in which magicians Penn & Teller recruit the team to assist them in the execution of a new illusion! (more...)

PLAY DEAD Plays 200th Performance 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Play Dead, the new Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins will play its 200th performance on Wednesday, May 4. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Todd Robbin's Lair at PLAY DEAD!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2011

Play Dead, the Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins is now playing an open-ended run at The Player's Theater. The recipient of a 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience, the show also features Geri Berman, Charlotte Pines, Drea Lorraine and Don Meehan. BroadwayWorld was recently invited into Robbins' lair backstage at Play Dead. Click below for the tour...if you dare. (more...)

PILOBOLUS Returns to the Joyce Theater, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

It wouldn't be summer in NYC without the annual four-week engagement of Pilobolus Dance Theater at The Joyce Theater, this year from July 9 - August 4. Renowned for its inventive, awe-inspiring choreography and collaborations with artists of various backgrounds, the wildly popular Pilobolus will present two programs this summer each including a highly anticipated New York premiere, part of the company's thriving International Collaborators Project. The premieres this season include a collaboration with masters-of-trickery Penn & Teller, and another with filmmakerTrish Sie and musicians Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible. There also will be a special family matinee performance, Rules @ Play, on Wednesday, July 24 at 1pm. Tickets for Pilobolus at The Joyce range from $10-$75 (subject to change) and can be purchased by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. (more...)

PLAY DEAD Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2011

Play Dead, the new Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins announces a new performance scheudle effective immediately. (more...)

PLAY DEAD Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2011

Play Dead, the new Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins announces a new performance schedule effective immediately. As a result, there will be no performances Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday May 18. The new schedule is as follows: Thursdays at 8PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 7PM and 10PM, and Sundays at 3PM and 7PM. (more...)

PLAY DEAD Celebrates 150 Performances 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2011

Play Dead,the new off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, will mark its 150th performance on Sunday, March 20 at 7pm at Off-Broadway's Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane). (more...)

PLAY DEAD Celebrates 150 Performances 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

Play Dead,the new off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, will mark its 150th performance on Sunday, March 20 at 7pm at Off-Broadway's Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane). (more...)

The Mahaffey Welcomes Comedians Ron White, Penn & Teller, & Jay Mohr
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

The Mahaffey announced performances by comedians Ron White, Penn & Teller, and Jay Mohr. (more...)

needtheatre Presents GLINT, 6/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

PLAY DEAD, the 'sensationally entertaining' (The Wall Street Journal) Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, will close its current run in NYC on Sunday, July 24 at 7pm. This 'wild, wicked show' (The New York Times) has been making audiences shriek with laughter since its first performance on October 21, 2010 at The Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane). The schedule for the final five weeks (beginning Tuesday, June 21) will be as follows: Tuesday - Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 7pm and 10pm; Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

Discovery Announces Comic-Con Panels: Penn & Teller, MythBusters, Dinosaurs
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

Discovery Channel will be hosting three panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California from July 21-24 (more...)

PLAY DEAD Kicks-the-Bucket July 24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

PLAY DEAD, the 'sensationally entertaining' (The Wall Street Journal) Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, will close its current run in NYC on Sunday, July 24 at 7pm. (more...)

needtheatre Presents GLINT, 6/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

PLAY DEAD, the 'sensationally entertaining' (The Wall Street Journal) Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, will close its current run in NYC on Sunday, July 24 at 7pm. This 'wild, wicked show' (The New York Times) has been making audiences shriek with laughter since its first performance on October 21, 2010 at The Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane). The schedule for the final five weeks (beginning Tuesday, June 21) will be as follows: Tuesday - Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 7pm and 10pm; Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

Final Weeks to See PLAY DEAD, Set to Close 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2011

PLAY DEAD, the 'sensationally entertaining' (The Wall Street Journal) Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, will close its current run in NYC on Sunday, July 24 at 7pm. This 'wild, wicked show' (The New York Times) has been making audiences shriek with laughter since its first performance on October 21, 2010 at The Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane). (more...)

Sony Pictures Classics Aquires Documentary TIM'S VERMEER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Sony Pictures Classics announced today they have acquired worldwide rights to the documentary TIM'S VERMEER, directed by Teller of Penn & Teller fame. (more...)

PLAY DEAD Kicks-the-Bucket July 24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2011

PLAY DEAD, the 'sensationally entertaining' (The Wall Street Journal) Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, will close its current run in NYC on Sunday, July 24 at 7pm. (more...)

Discovery Announces Comic-Con Panels: Penn & Teller, MythBusters, Dinosaurs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2011

Discovery Channel will be hosting three panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California from July 21-24 (more...)

The Mahaffey Welcomes Comedians Ron White, Penn & Teller, & Jay Mohr
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2012

The Mahaffey announced performances by comedians Ron White, Penn & Teller, and Jay Mohr. (more...)

The CW Picks Up Reality Series PENN & TELLER: FOOL US & BARBER BATTLE
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Two reality series - BARBER BATTLE, an all-new, half-hour reality competition series hosted by actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer, and Penn & Teller: FOOL US, a one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller - will premiere later this year on The CW. (more...)

Pilobolus Returns Tonight; Program Features Collaborative Work with Penn & Teller
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Pilobolus, the dance theatre troupe known for its performances that are part dance, part mime and part sculpture and filled with humor, athleticism and theatricality, returns to Houston tonight, Jan. 10, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. (more...)

Penn & Teller Set For The King Center 2/9/2012
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2012

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors in 1988. Since that time, it has had a profound impact on the cultural and artistic landscape of Brevard County and Central Florida. (more...)

PLAY DEAD Celebrates 100th Performance, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2011

Play Dead,the new off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, will mark its 100th performance on Saturday, February 5 at 10pm at Off-Broadway's Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane). Play Dead opened to rave reviews on November 10, for an open-ended run. The cast of PLAY DEAD includes Geri Berman, Charlotte Pines, Drea Lorraine and Don Meehan. (more...)

The Mahaffey Welcomes Comedians Ron White, Penn & Teller, & Jay Mohr
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

The Mahaffey announced performances by comedians Ron White, Penn & Teller, and Jay Mohr. (more...)

Penn and Teller Set for Appearance at O2, December 7-8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2011

Conversations with Penn & Teller: 35 Years of Magic & BS!, an insightful evening of candid discussion, audience Q&A, video clips and some of Penn & Teller's classic magic tricks performed live, will arrive at London's O2 Arena December 7-8. (more...)

BWW Las Vegas Awards Update 12/5 - Have You Voted?
by BWW - Dec 5, 2011

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Las Vegas Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Las Vegas Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday December 05, 2011. (more...)

BWW's Top Orlando Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Orlando in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

BWW Las Veg Awards Update 12/26 - Voting Ends 12/31!
by BWW - Dec 26, 2011

It's almost over! There's just FIVE days of voting remaining for the 2011 Las Veg Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Las Veg Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday December 26, 2011. Voting ends at midnight on 12/31 so time is running out. (more...)

Pilobolus to Return to Houston 1/10; Program Features Collaborative Work with Penn & Teller
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Pilobolus, the dance theatre troupe known for its performances that are part dance, part mime and part sculpture and filled with humor, athleticism and theatricality, returns to Houston Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. (more...)

Penn & Teller Partner With Universal Orlando Resort To Create Haunted House at Halloween Horror Nights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

For the first time ever, the 'bad boys of magic,' Penn & Teller, are bringing their eccentric and edgy illusionist entertainment to life in an all-new 3D haunted house - "Penn & Teller New(kd) Las Vegas" - at Universal Orlando Resort's award-winning Halloween Horror Nights event. (more...)

Penn and Teller Set for Appearance at O2, December 7-8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

Conversations with Penn & Teller: 35 Years of Magic & BS!, an insightful evening of candid discussion, audience Q&A, video clips and some of Penn & Teller's classic magic tricks performed live, will arrive at London's O2 Arena December 7-8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Team Cee-Lo Visits Penn & Teller on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

On this week's live episodes of NBC's THE VOICE, Coach Cee Lo Green takes his six remaining team members on a visit to Hollywood's legendary Magic Castle for some mentoring from world-reknown magicians Penn and Teller. The contestants will pick up a few magic tricks from the duo that they will incorporate into their live performances. (more...)

PENN & TELLER Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by - Apr 8, 2013

Famed illustionists Penn & Teller were honored with the 2,494th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their achievement in the category of Live Performance on April 05, 2013. The star is steps away from the star of the legendary 'Master of Escape' Houdini. (more...)

PENN & TELLER Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by - Apr 8, 2013

Famed illustionists Penn & Teller were honored with the 2,494th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their achievement in the category of Live Performance on April 05, 2013. The star is steps away from the star of the legendary 'Master of Escape' Houdini. (more...)

PENN & TELLER Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by - Apr 8, 2013

Famed illustionists Penn & Teller were honored with the 2,494th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their achievement in the category of Live Performance on April 05, 2013. The star is steps away from the star of the legendary 'Master of Escape' Houdini. (more...)

PENN & TELLER Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

Famed illustionists Penn & Teller were honored with the 2,494th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their achievement in the category of Live Performance on April 05, 2013. The star is steps away from the star of the legendary 'Master of Escape' Houdini. (more...)

PLAY DEAD Receives 2011 Drama Desk Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

It was announced today that Play Dead, the new Off-Broadway comic thriller co-written and directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and co-written & performed by Todd Robbins, is the recipient of a 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS, Josh Strickland & More at the 21st Annual AFAN AIDS Walk
by BWW - Apr 19, 2011

The cast of the JERSEY BOYS, Josh Strickland, Holly Madison, Penn & Teller, HAl Sparks and more were in attendence at the 21st Annual AFAN AIDS Walk in Las Vegas, NV. April 17, 2011.Founded in 1984, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. Nearly two thousand men, women and children infected with HIV are registered as clients with our agency. AFAN provides direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs, and community outreach. It is the mission of our client service programs to enhance the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals we serve, while promoting their dignity and improving the quality of their lives. (more...)

Penn & Teller to Appear Tonight on NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

The Magic Castle will be featured tonight (April 10th) on NBC's smash hit 'The Voice.' Coach CeeLo Green brings his team of vocalists for a visit to The Magic Castle to learn a lesson on showmanship, character & flair from two surprise and famous magician guests, Penn and Teller. (more...)

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